Welcome to the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 update hub. Here you’ll find the latest information on software releases for Samsung’s latest smartwatches. We’ll detail the current firmware versions for the Galaxy Watch 4 and the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic and alert you if there’s a new update rolling out.
Both the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic launched with Wear OS 3 and Samsung’s One UI Watch skin on top. During the Wear OS 3 unveiling, Google said it would issue more frequent updates to the platform, but the company has since told Android Authority it has “nothing to share” on how frequently it plans to issue new releases. Samsung will likely work with Google to issue major software versions for the Galaxy Watch 4 series while keeping its core One UI Watch apps updated constantly.
- Current stable version: Wear OS 3
Latest Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series update
September 10, 2021: Samsung is rolling out another patch for both Galaxy Watch 4 series models (h/t SamMobile). The update, which brings firmware version R8xxXXU1BUI5 and weighs in ~160MB, brings improvements to the touch bezel on the Galaxy Watch 4 and improved system stability to both models.
According to XDA writer Zachary Wander, the update also smooths out the app drawer’s scrolling effect and also introduces a new drawer animation.
- September 2, 2021: Samsung pushed out firmware version R8xxXXU1BUH9 to the Galaxy Watch 4 series in the US, Europe, and the UK (h/t TizenHelp). It added the Samsung Health function to settings. A cancel option for automatic workout detection and a volume adjustment option in the quick settings panel was also introduced. Calorie measurements during cycling exercises and general stability improvements rounded up the patch.
- August 22, 2021: The first Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series update rolled out even before the wearables started shipping. It carried firmware version R8xxXXU1BUH5 and had a size of 290MB. The update included stability improvements and bug fixes. Overall performance was also enhanced, but Samsung didn’t give out the exact details of those improvements.
What firmware are you running on your Galaxy Watch 4? Let us know in the comments. Also, if you’ve spotted an OTA that we haven’t, tip us!